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“Amazing Food and Elegance!”
Review of Chez Lola - CLOSED

Chez Lola
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Chez Lola est situe au sud d'Utila, a Pine Point. Apres une ballade en bateau d'environ 15 minutes, vous decouvrirez une plage de sable blanc ou Lola et Sebastien vous accueuilleront dans une ambiance detendue et elegante. Vous pourrez profiter du couche de soleil avec un aperitif, puis vous serez invite a vous assoire a LA table d'hote nappee et dressee a la francaise. Vous pourrez deguster les mets du chef prepares grace a une selection de produits locaux . Un large choix de vins, spiritueux et cigars sont a votre disposition. Vous pourrez les apprecier pres des feux de bois sous les etoiles.
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our local friends took us to Chez Lola for dinner a couple of days ago while on a diving trip in Utila. The chef, Sebastian came and picked us and other guests up on his nice boat and took us to Chez Lola. The restaurant is located on a beautiful beach where there was an elegant table awaiting us. They served drinks while the finishing touches where made on our 3 course meal. The food was amazing and so fresh! The lobster was pulled out of a cage right when we arrived. We had red snapper, chicken and lobster. I watched chef Sebastian fillet the fresh snapper and prepare some of the other food. The service was top notch and the food delicious! We could warm ourselves by the fire while others finished their meal. When everyone was done Sebastian took us back home. Truly an amazing meal and everyone who visits Utila should experience Chez Lola!!

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4  Thank quetaleh
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

What a magical experience! And a culinary delight! Seated under the stars, on a beautiful beach, at a single table, eating some of the best food I have ever eaten. Sebastian and Lola know how to not only prepare a Delicious meal, but how to present it. If you visit Utila, you must eat at least once at Chez Lola. It is one of my fondest memory's of my visit to the island.

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2  Thank mthiker48
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Our first night in Utila was made magical by our dining experience at Lola's. Every moment was wonderful, from Sebastien's smiling and adroit navigation of his boat all the way to his expert skills and flare putting finishing touches on dessert (the best crepe suzette I have ever eaten). The meal highlighted fresh, local foods (we had a french style preparation of sushimi, I am salivating remembering it), an enticing selection of beverages, and then the sauces....sigh. All this on a gorgeous beach after a spectacular sunset, with wonderful hosts. If you are in the area, do not miss the chance to dine there!

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3  Thank FrozenNorthernGirl
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Sebastien and Lola have got THE most wonderful dining experience in Utila - possibly the entire Western Hemisphere! We caught a boat behind Bush's grocery in town that took us to Sebastien in his "signature" white boat with the red pontoons to transport us the few final shallow feet to the hand-built dock. There, we met Gordon (beautiful white French Bulldog with the most excellent manners) and Lola, greeting us with open arms and lovely smiles.
We were invited to explore their oasis while waiting for the evening's catch. Lola explained how they built their home and restaurant with the help of their "adopted 'local Dad.'" They even generate their own electricity and provide their own water! The entire area is breathtaking.
Sebastien began preparing the "starters" for us and Lola helped us select a great wine while a few of our group (there were 10 of us in all) spotted a ray in the water at the dock. We enjoyed the ray and a spectacular sunset before Lola and Sebastien called us to the table set on the beach under the stars.
As we began our starters, Sebastien went to meet the boat captain bringing in our main course. Not even halfway through the starters, Sebastien was standing before us, introducing us to the beautiful Red Hind (grouper) he was about to prepare!
The meal was fabulous, and topped off with flaming Crepe Suzette, prepared on a stove brought out onto the deck so we could watch the final preparations as Sebastien poured the flaming sauce onto the crepes.
Later, as we reluctantly headed back to the boat, Sebastien and Lola bid us farewell, and said "don't forget to look at the stars!" We did and we saw the perfect ending to a perfect night - billions of stars in sky - more than I have ever seen! The view was truly amazing.
I highly recommend Chez Lola, but must warn you - there is one (1) table at Chez Lola that will hold up to 12 people. This limited seating arrangment insures a feeling of exclusivity and incomparable personal attention. You MUST book your visit, as Chez Lola has up to this point, been Utila's best kept secret. Not for long.
The evening was also surprisingly affordable: 300 Lempira (about $15 USD) for the boat ride from town, and 500 Lempira (about $25 USD for the meal), plus beverages and tips. They could easily charge much more for this truly unique and memorable experience, but they don't want to.
I feel incredibly honored and blessed to have experienced this evening, and when I make my next trip to Utila, I will be sure to book my Chez Lola reservation immediately. Even if I have to move my flights around to make sure I get a seat at the banquet table of Sebastien and Lola (and Gordon, of course)!

5  Thank mcmillmm
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ChezLola, Owner at Chez Lola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Thank you very much for supporting us, we were very happy to welcome you.

With your help we are how n: 1 .

Thank you again, we Will be the same,

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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We went to Chez Lola twice in the week we were there. Sebastian picks you up by boat and takes you home. Lovely restaurant in a natural environment. Sebastian is a french chef and Lola is a pastry chef. The food is delectible, mouth watering and pleasing to the palate. The environment is relaxing and fun all at the same time. The outdoor setting, fresh prepared food and fabulous deserts all made to order. Sebastian and Lola have carved out a little piece of heaven.

If you are in Treasure Beach - this is a must.

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2  Thank Scott M
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ChezLola, Owner at Chez Lola, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Thank you very much for supporting us, we were very happy to welcome you.

With your help we are how n: 1 .

Thank you again, we Will be the same,

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